Today we are going to discuss something different about Railways. We are not going to tell you about any RRB Recruitment or vacancy here. Today, we will give you some of the interesting facts about Indian Railways which can be useful for you and can be asked in any of your RRB Exams. So stay tuned….
When did the first train run in India?
– The first train in India was driven from Mumbai to Thane. This 35 km journey was inaugurated on 16 April 1853. A 14-wagon train with a steam engine was on the left between Mumbai to the police station.
How long the Indian Network is?
– The network of Indian Railways is 1.16 lakh km long. Some 15 thousand trains run on this network. There are more than 6 thousand stations on this network. Nearly 2 crore people move from here to there daily through trains.
At what Rank, Indian Railways is in the World?
– Indian Railways network is the fourth largest network in the world after the USA, Russia, and China. Although in terms of technology, these three countries are few or far ahead of India, no other country is near about Indian Railways.
How many types of the Railway Track Lines can be found in India?
There are three types of tracks laid in Indian Railways, these are
– Broad gauge, meter gauge, and narrow gauge. From there, the network of broad gauge tracks is spread over most of India. Most trains run on this track.
– Metre gauge tracks are gradually decreasing. In Madhya Pradesh, there only remaining is probably a network of meter gauge from Ratlam to Akola. This part too will soon be converted into a broad gauge line.
– Part of the narrow gauge also remains only in Madhya Pradesh, probably in Nagpur-Chhindwara-Jabalpur section, which will be converted into a broad gauge in the future. After this, hardly any meter or narrow gauge will be able to remain an MP.
How Affordable the Indian Railways is?
Indian Railways are possibly the cheapest railway in the world. The fare is charged by the railways at the rate of 10 paise per km, while the fare in buses is around 10 times more i.e. Rs 1 per km. This is the reason that trains are very crowded due to being cheap. People are packed in compartments. There is no vacant space in any category during the festival and marriage and summer vacation. Waiting becomes very long.
How many types of Railway trains and facilities are there?
Generally 3 types of trains are run for public convenience. These are – Passenger, Express and Mail (Express). From these, the passenger fare is the lowest. Express costs more than that and Mail (Express) charges the highest.
– General bogie (second class) fare is the lowest, while in sleeper it is more and AC fare is the highest.
– General bogey has simple facilities. The sleeper has some good and sleeping facilities from the general, while AC coach provides ‘A’ class facilities including air conditioning.
So, there are some of the important facts and knowledge about our Indian Railways. This information can increase your chances of getting the railway recruitment board admit card and help you to clear the Railway examination.